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4 Shiphtudal.

II 5 Hatodiku.

3 4 Regard the + weak and fatherless ;

Despatch the poor man's cause; And 5 raise the man in deep distress

Byó just and equal laws. 4. Defend the poor and desolate,

And rescue from the hands Of wicked men the low estate

Of him that help demands.
5 They know not, nor will understand ;

In darkness they walk on ;
The earth's foundations all are 6 moved,

And 6 out of order gone.
6 I said that ye were gods, yea all

The sons of God Mosi High ; 7 But ye shall die like men, and fall

As other princes die.
8 Rise, God; judge thou the earth in might;

This wicked earth? redress ;
For thou art he who shalt by right

The nations all possess.


6 Jimmotu.


7 Shiphta.






I BE not thou silent now at length;

O God, hold not thy peace :
Sit not thou still, O God of strength;

We cry and do not cease.
2 For lo ! thy furious foes now lswell,

And 1 storm outrageously;
And they that hate thee, proud and fell,

Exalt their heads full high.
3 Against thy people they ? contrive

Their plots and counsels deep ; 4 Them to ensnare they chiefly strive

5 Whom thou dost hide and keep. 4 “Come, let us cut them off," say they,

“ Till they no nation be ; That Israel's name for ever may

Be lost in memory.” 5 For they consult 6 with all their might,

And all as one in mind Themselves against thee they unite,

And in firm union bind. 5 The tents of Edom, and the brood

Of scornful Ishmael,

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3 Sod.

4 Jithjag. natsu gnal

5 Tsephuneca.

Lev jachdau.




Moab, with them of Hagar's blood,

Thit in the desert dwell,
7 Gebal and Ammon there conspire,

And hateful Amalec,
The Philistines, and they of Tyre,

Whose bounds the sea doth check.
8 With them great Ashur also bands,

And doth confirm the knot;
All these have lent their armed hands

To aid the sons of Lot.
9 Do to them as to Midian bold,

That wasted all the coast;
To Sisera, and as is told

Thou didst to Jabin's host,
When at the brook of Kishon old

They were repulsed and slain,
10 At Endor quite cut off, and rolled

As dung upon the plain.
II As Zeb and Oreb evil sped,

So let their princes speed ;
As Zeba and Zalmunna bled,

So let their princes bleed.
12 For they amidst their pride have said,

“By right now shall we seize

God's houses, and will now invade 7 Neoth Elo

7 Their stately palaces.” him bears

13 My God, oh make them as a wheel;

No quiet let them find;
Giddy and restless let them reel,

Like stubble from the wind.
14 As, when an aged wood takes fire

Which on a sudden strays,
The greedy flame runs higher and higher,

Till all the mountains blaze ;
15 So with thy whirlwind them pursue,

And with thy tempest chase ;
8 They seek 16 8 And till they 8 yield thee honour due,
thy name :

Lord, fill with shame their face.
17 Ashamed and troubled let them be,

Troubled and shamed for ever,
Ever confounded, and so die

With shame, and scape it never.
18 Then shall they know that thou, whose name

Jehovah is, alone
Art the Most High, and thou the same

O'er all the earth art One.






i How lovely are thy dwellings fair !

O Lord of Hosts, how dear The pleasant tabernacles are

Where thou dost dwell so near! 2 My soul doth long and almost die

Thy courts, O Lord, to see ; My heart and Aesh aloud do cry,

O living God, for thee.
3 There even the sparrow, freed from wrong,

Hath found a house of rest;
The swallow there, to lay her young,

Hath built her brooding nest;
Even by thy altars, Lord of Hosts,

They find their safe abode;
And home they fly from round the coasts

Toward thee, my King, my God. 4 Happy who in thy house reside,

Where thee they ever praise ! 5 Happy whose strength in thee doth bide,

And in their hearts thy ways ! 6 They pass through Baca's thirsty vale,

That dry and barren ground, As through a fruitful watery dale

Where springs and showers abound. 7 They journey on from strength to strength

With joy and gladsome cheer, Till all before our God at length

In Sion do appear. 8 Lord Gud of Hosts, hear now my prayer,

O Jacob's God, give ear : 9 Thou, God, our shield, look on the face

Of thy anointed dear. 10 For one day in thy courts to be

Is better and more blest
Than in the joys of vanity

A thousand days at best.
I in the temple of my God

Had rather keep a door
Than dwell in tents and rich abode

With sin for evermore.
1 For God, the Lord, both sun and shield,

Gives grace and glory bright;
No good from them shall be withheld
Whose ways are just and right.



12 Lord God of Hosts that reign’st on high,

That man is truly blest
Who only on thee doth rely,

And in thee only rest.


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I Thy land to favour graciously

Thou hast not, Lord, been slack;
Thou hast from hard captivity

Returned Jacob back.
2 The iniquity thou didst forgive

That wrougni tny people woe,
And all their sin that did thee. grieve

Hast hid where none shall know.
3 Thine anger all thou hadst removed,

And calmly didst return
1 Heb.: The

From thy fierce wrath, which we had proved burning heat of Far worse than fire to burn. thy wrath.

4 God of our saving health and peace,

Turn us, and us restore ;
Thine indignation cause to cease

Toward us, and chide no more.
5 Wilt thou be angry without end,

For ever angry thus ?
Wilt thou thy frowning ire extend

From age to age on us?
2 Heb.: Turn 6 Wilt thou not a turn and hear our voice,
to quicken us.

And thus again 2 revive,
That so thy people may rejoice,

By thee preserved alive ?
7 Cause us to see thy goodness, Lord;

To us thy mercy shew;
Thy saving health to us afford,

And life in us renew.
8 And now what God the Lord will speak

I will go straight and hear,
For to his people he speaks peace,

And to his saints full dear;
To his dear saints he will speak peace ;

But let them never more
Return to folly, but surcease

To trespass as before.
9 Surely to such as do him fear

Salvation is at hand,
And glory shall ere long appear


30 To dwell within our land.

40 10 Mercy and Truth, that long were missed,

Now joyfully are met ;
Sweet Peace and Righteousness have kissed,

And hand in hand are set.
I] Truth from the earth like to a flower

Shall bud and blossom then;
And Justice from her heavenly bower

Look down on mortal men.
12 The Lord will also then bestow
Whatever thing is good ;

50 Our land shall forth in plenty throw

Her fruits to be our food. 13 Before him Righteousness shall go, His royal harbinger :

3 Heb. : He Then 3 will he come, and not be slow; will set his steps

to the way. His footsteps cannot err.


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i Thy gracious ear, O Lord, incline;

O hear me, I thee pray;
For I am poor, and almost pine
With need and sad decay.

1 Heb.: I am 2 Preserve my soul ; for ? I have trod

good, loving, a Thy ways, and love the just;

doer of good & Save thou thy servant, O my God, holy things.

Who still in thee doth trust. 3 Pity me, Lord, for daily thee

I call; Oh make rejoice
Thy servant's soul! for, Lord, to thee

I lift my soul and voice.
5 For thou art good; thou, Lord, art prone

To pardon ; thou to all
Art full of mercy, thou alone,

To them that on thee call. 6 Unto my supplication, Lord,

Give ear, and to the cry
Of my incessant prayers afford

Thy hearing graciously.
7 I in the day of my distress

Will call on thee for aid ;
For thou wilt grant me free access,

Anå answer what I prayed.
8 Like thee among the gods is none,
O Lord; nor any works


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